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candidate jon huntsman and senator joe manchin, and also we will talk to congressman elijah cummings, and marsha blackburn as well as jeff zeleny from "the new york times" and michael scherer from "the new york time times". >>> a month after the newtown mas ka ser, the president is expected to present an array of options. he has publicly mentioned universal background checks on gun buyers and bans on high capacity magazines. biden did not mention a controversial ban, because the panel focused on consensus proposals. you can consider the nhr -- nra out of those proposals. after the discussions, they said they were disappointed how little it had to keep the children safe and how much of an agenda tot ak the second amendment. joining me is the nra's president david keene, and thank you for coming. set the bottom line here. in that meeting, was anything said by the vice president that you could agree with in terms of a proposal and was anything said by you that he could agree with? >> well, he'd have to speak to that. we sent jim baker the former president of the institute for action to
that joe manchin has told a west virginia radio station that he is working with others, with democrats and republicans, on the universal background check. also on closing the gun show loophole. joe manchin, who, of course, campaigned for the office holding a rifle. this is a big change. >> well, for joe manchin, this is a critical time. he was just reelected to a full-term. he has a bit of breathing room, and this is an issue that he is willing to really try and find some ground. he will talk about his a-plus rating with the national rifle association, and a state like west virginia has a long history and kind of cultural tie to guns so, he understands it from that point of view. at the same time he is saying he wants to try to find a way to do more. now, today senator dianne feinstein introduced her assault weapons ban of 2013. she had been responsible for one back in the 1990s, and that is probably a step where joe manchin is not yet ready to go. is there a place where democrats can get together around something that relates to dealing with the gun violence issue, and also these othe
of joe manchin come forward and they didn't. >> we have joe manchin who had an a plus rating, i had an a plus rating over four terms, come out and say immediately, we have to sit and talk about this. then you have wayne lapierre to come out and talk and do what he did, offended middle america. you have extremists on talk radio talking about this as a war. extremist politicians talking about impeaching barack obama. you have guys that have worked for supreme court justices that say even talking about this is unconstitution unconstitutional. no, it's not. scalia said you have a right to protect your family and have a handgun in your house. the other things, that's subject to government regulation. they overreached. the mothre they overreached, i warned them, i have been a member all my life -- >> that's nice. >> i will do it again. >> willie, what's my biggest fault. >> you love a little too much. >> that is it. >> i love a little too much. i shared some of that love last week. anyw anyway, it is a still not too late. they can come to the table and be part of a comprehensive package.
murphy. then the dying art of bipartisanship with west virginia democratic senator joe manchin and former republican presidential candidate jon huntsman. plus, guns, spending and all the president's men and we do mean men, with republican congresswoman marcia blackburn, democratic congressman elijah cummings, "the new york times" jeff zeleny. and jeff scherer. i'm candy crowley. this is "state of the union." >>> a month after the massacre in newton, connecticut, the vice president is expected to present an array of gun control proposals this week. # he has publicly mentioned universal background checks on gun buyers and restrictions on high capacity magazines. the white house adds that president will also push congress for an assault weapons ban, a spokesman explained biden did not mention the controversial ban because the panel focused on consensus proposals. it appears you can count the national rifle association out of that conken sus. for starters, biden talked about his conclusions before he met with the nra and after the biden session the gun rights lobby said, quote, we were disapp
virginia's democratic senator joe manchin and loss an list mayoran -- los angeles marion antonio villaraigosa and amy walter and our own john dickerson. this is face the nation. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: and good morning even again and we're going to begin with the senior republican, senator john mccain. senator thanks for being with us this morning. well the president made it pretty clear on friday, we're leaving afghanistan and perhaps sooner than some expected, and every report you hear from behind the scenes is we're going to keep very very few people there. what do you make of this, what's your take on all this? >> it's a one of a series of decisions the president has made basically irrelevanting his military advisors so whether it be in iraq which is now unraveling very significantly or whether it be the decisions about a surge and how many and how soon they leave. there's a series of decisions all of which the president and the vice president have overruled on military leaders of their advi
members i think are going to start to feel differently. when you get a joe manchin of west virginia coming out and saying "i hunt, i don't need more than three bullets in a magazine" and you get other long-standing strong proponents of the second amendment saying it's time for some changes, we're moving into a different world. >> brown: david kopel, do you think the politics have changed here or do you expect -- well, there certainly will be challenges legislatively. will there also be challenges legally? >> there will certainly be legal challenges because one important thing -- the way things have changechanged is we now have the supreme court having affirmed that the second amendment is an individual right and the core of that individual right is self-defense. so joe manchin is welcome to his opinion-- which he's stated to people from his own state just a few days ago-- that he thinks the only reason people should have guns is for sports. but that's not what the second amendment says. the second amendment says that self-defense is the core of the second amendment. so when you talk about
joe manchin of west virginia. newark mayor cory booker and former white house adviser for health policy, dr. zeke emanuel. up next, mike allen with the top stories in the "politico playbook." but first, bill karins with a check on the forecast. bill? >> good morning to you, mika. kettle corn is what i prefer for movie night, by the way. if you want me to bring that, just let me know. >> it would be awkward. >> it wouldn't be awkward. it would be enjoyable. good morning. let's talk about this weekend. the fog was incredible in new england. it's been foggy for three straight days down to the mid-atlantic. airports were a mess over the weekend. as of now they're okay. once volume increases, the visibility still very poor around philly, new york, hartford. boston and d.c. are all right, but especially those big ar airports in the middle of i-95. through virginia and carolinas, have the umbrella with you today. it's another unusually very warm day, but that's coming to an end. look at the cold air by buffalo and pittsburgh. that's on the way for the east. in the middle of the nation,
like joe manchin come out and say, listen, this is a time we put everything on the table but even they have back pedaled to a certain degree so it is, i mean, that is very hard road that i think this president has. >> what would be their motivation then, for example, when the nra claims that they have seen an increase in their roles by thousands of people who are now joining the nra and inspired by what they see as this battle ahead? what would then motivate someone like a joe manchin who say everything's on the table but maybe not when it comes to specific guns? i believe that heitcamp said it's extreme ideas. >> that's the folks the president has to talk to. i had an idea to go to these people's districts, that is something that you have seen him do when he was trying to get money passed around the stimulus package and among -- about infrastructure. that's something i think he will have to do. take the fight to the folks who might be movable. this idea that we should continue, you know, to have a conversation with folks on the fringes, i don't think that's going to move the ball
. some of his biggest battles may be by democrats. >> this will be decided by swing votes. joe manchin in west virginia. right after newtown he suggested that he was going to flip on this. open to gun control, maybe supporting an assault weapons ban. this week joe manchin is pouring cold water on that and seems to be back pedaling. al franken is up for re-election. today he put out statement saying in principle he supports a ban on assault weapons but didn't say he supports legislation to do that. what the fear is i'm told by one top democratic senator an assault weapons ban suggests the president is taking weapons away that plays into republican arguments like marco rubio who said this today on fox. >> there is a second amendment. i didn't write the constitution. i believe in it. if you are going to do anything that impacts it. it better make some sense. here is the problem that i have by the president's own admission, the things that they're putting forward would have done nothing to prevent what happened, for example, in connecticut. >> and that's why top democratic senator is telli
senator joe manchin is with us. former florida congressman connie mack joins me, and actor steven michael pozatta from "breaking bad." "starting point" comes to you live with special coverage from newtown, connecticut. we begin right now. ♪ >>> morning. welcome, everybody. we're coming to you live this morning, as i said, from newtown, connecticut. life in this small town changed forever a month ago today. today is the day of remembrance for those 20 children and six adults who were gunned down at sandy hook elementary school a month ago. today at 10:30 eastern time the stratford connecticut town council will vote on a proposal to name a new school after victoria soto, a teacher who was killed in that shooting. then at 11:00 a.m. eastern the group sandy hook promise unveils its plan to honor the victims. a national grassroots effort to address gun violence. they'll be joined by families of victims and survivors of other mass shootings. >>> last night at a public forum some 200 newtown residents debated the future of the sandy hook school building. some were calling for its demolition an
washington. joe manchin said, quote, i'm disappointed the president did not recommend the creation of a national commission on mass violence that i have proposed. a national commission can build the consensus we need for real action, backed not only by gun control advocates, mental health experts and entertainment industry executives but also by law-abiding gun owners. >>> the white house is worried that if this fight becomes too much about the assault weapons ban, and not enough about measures, which are more politically possible, they'll have a problem. they want to keep people focused on fights they can win. background checks, things like that. republicans have unsurprisingly responded negatively, including florida senator marco rubio. >> by the own admission of the white house, what they have proposed to do would do nothing to have prevented what happened in connecticut or colorado before that or any of these other places where this has occurred. i actually think the president and doesn't have the guts to admit it, is not a believer in the second amendment. >> the white house i
it will be hard but you see people like joe manchin willing to work on some things. he's a touchstone for a lot of democrats who look to people who are supporters of gun rights. i'm wontderring when you have the people who do push back on certain parts of it and that does include joe manchin and people like harry reid who basically has said he's not superulatively supportive of the president's plan. let's put it that way. i'm wondering, ryan is this because they live in those gun states, they fear the nra? tell us about the difficulties of getting some people like harry reid on board. >> right. it's because they understand the politics of guns. the problem for gun control advocates has never been broad popularity. a majority of people generally support gun control. they support an assault weapons ban. you showed those polls. there's broad support for these kinds of things. the problem isn't intensity. people who support an assault weapons ban don't -- in the past have not voted on their support of an assault weapons ban. you know, they would say that, yes, given the choice between having a ban
.m., this week to go with jack reed of rhode island and bob corker of tennessee. also, joe manchin. at 2:00 p.m., fox's sunday, chris wallace with richard blumenthal, the connecticut democrat, and kelly ayotte, a new hampshire republican. cnn kos "state of the union" follows at 3:00 p.m.. david keene, president of the nra, and chris murphy of connecticut, and joe manchin of west virginia. at four o'clock, "face the nation" will bring john mccain and john manchin of west -- west virginia. also, stanley, crystal. -- retired general stanley crystal. finally at 4:00 eastern, "face the nation" from cbs. you can listen to the mall and c-span rio, on a 90.1 fm in the washington, d.c. rate -- washington, d.c. area. you can also listen on your smartphone or go online to c- span.org teo .org -- cspanradio.org. >> hopkins could read the president's new unlike anybody else. he came as close as anyone to be in evidence in to what robert sherwood would call roosevelts heavily forested interior. heavily forested interior. he went to be still in the presence of the president. went to press him. when to back
. >> if you're a senator from joe manchin from west virginia really hurt the democratic party several elections going back to al gore, if you're bobby casey in pennsylvania and quietly talking to harry reid, do you want him to bring this up or would you rather he didn't bring it up until the house passes it. if the house doesn't pass it, wait until they bring it up in the senate. aren't you better off as democratic senator or mod ra rat, if there's one out there, wouldn't you rather not have to vote on this? >> joe manchin is actually going to be bringing up a bill that is going to require universal registration. it's an 85% deal. i think a guy like joe manchin can win the day in west virginia. i think these high capacity magazines, as joe and i have talked an awful lot since newtown. as joe said, i've been hunting my entire life in west virginia, all my buddies i grew up with have been hunting in virginia my entire life. we have never gone "into the woods" with more than five or six bullets. you don't need them. >> let me give you a snapshot, i'm standing in the stands interviewing t
with the president's plan right now? >> harry reid, joe manchin from west virginia, bob casey from pennsylvania. the aim for the president now is to find these n.r.a.-backed democrats and squeeze them and put the pressure on and say, are you uncomfortable when i bring little children up here to talk about schoolplace shootings? i can do it in your state or where you live and i can come and keep the pressure on you, until you agree to do some kind of a gun ban and get on board. remember this, megyn, you hit it right on the head, if the president can't get legislation out of the senate, he can't begin to apply pressure on the house. he can talk about it, but until the senate can actually move legislation, it's not going to work, so somebody like joe manchin who we first met on the national scene shooting with a deer rifle, the president's cap and trade bill back in 2010, if he can't get guys like that to sign up and get on board, nothing will happen. i bet he'll come with a pretty heavy hand. >> megyn: he's a west virginia guy, joe manchin and you're a west virginia guy. west virginia is not goin
. i don't think joe manchin will be there despite his conversations s.schumer going to do it and if it's a big city guy you can kill the bill right up front? who is going to be the country boy or country woman who says this is going to be reasonable and let's have a majority vote for it? >> you're right. the crucial thing, particularly in the senate, we need some republicans or non-of the traditional characters. schumer and feinstein, boxer, you know, those folks are going to be there. we need mark kirk in illinois to make this an issue. he voted for closing the gun show loophole and he's in the house. we need dan coates back in the senate from indiana. if we can get a few of those republicans to stand up and say, hey, this isn't taking your guns away. this isn't a second amendment issue. this is a public safety issue, a law and order issue that will help our communities, then i think we can get it done. >> will you get any votes in the south? any votes in the south, any votes in the rocky mountain states, any votes out there in conservative country, utah, montana, idaho? >> yeah. we c
in the congress are not anti-gun in any way. bobby casey is not going to be there. i don't think joe manchin is going to be there despite his conversations. is schumer going to do it? if it's a big city guy, you can kill the idea right up front. who is the country boy or country woman who will do this thing? let's get a majority vote for it? who's going to do that? >> you're right. i think the crucial thing, particularly in the senate, is we need some republicans or some none of the traditional characters, schumer and feinstein, boxer, you know, those folks will be there. we need mark kirk in illinois to make this an issue. he voted for closing the gun show loophole when he was in the house. we need dan coats back in the senate from indiana. he voted for some of these things in the early' 90s. if we can get a few republicans to stand up and say, this isn't taking your guns away, this isn't a second amendment issue, this is a public safety issue, a law and order issue, it will help our communities, then i think we can get it done. >> will you get any votes in the south? >> but it's going to t
weapons ban, said a new one can't pass congress. west virginia democratic senator joe manchin, after newtown, questioned the right to own assault weapons. now manchin says he's disappointed that the president did not recommend the creation of the national commission on mass violence. the president of the nra wants the focus on the shooters. >> we need to find ways to get at the root causes of this kind of violence and keep firearms with ten-round magazines, 20-round magazines, whatever, out of the hands of the kinds of people who involve themselves in this kind of activity. and they are invariably severely mentally ill. >> reporter: but the nra is resisting universal background checks. >> if you can get a record of who owns fire arms, the government could force them to sell guns back to the government. that's basically confiscation. >> reporter: a more emotional debate, but not more agreement, at least not yet, despite the massacre at the school. and america remains divided. today's nbc news/"wall street journal" poll finds that the nra has not lost support. since newfound 41% approv
open his right and democratic senator joe manchin of west virginia on his left, mark kirk climbed those 45 steps of the u.s. capitol. for the junior senator from illinois, the most triumphant steps yet on a long road to recovery. also recovering this week from a blood clot in the head is hillary clinton. one day after she was released from the new york hospital, her office said today that the secretary of state will be back at work next week. there's a new report out about some of the most dangerous drivers on the road. gun sales in california hit a record, but gun deaths are down. and thin ice forces two teens up a tree. what happened next when the cbs evening news continues. [ nyquil bottle ] you know i relieve coughs, sneezing, fevers... [ tylenol bottle ] me too! and nasal congestion. [ tissue box ] he said nasal congestion. yeah...i heard him. [ female announcer ] tylenol® cold multi-symptom nighttime relieves nasal congestion. nyquil® cold and flu doesn't. relhelps provide many with, day and night relief of heartburn symptoms caused by acid reflux disease. there is risk of bone
, people like joe manchin. >> from the rural states. >> exactly. joe donnelly. heidi heitkamp from north dakota. those are people that need convincing they can make the leap on gun control measures if they're willing. >> it's a tricky issue for the white house. on one hand you have some on the left who sit there and say the white house has been lacking any sort of spine when it comes to gun issue. there's the political reality staring them in the face. heidi heitkamp. >> i would add two other challenges for the white house. one is the timeline. already people aren't paying attention to this as much as they were in december. the media coverage is dwindling, of course. the second is, you have a lot of well meaning groups on the democratic side who are running in many different directions. and the nra is a formidable opponent. >> it's interesting. that's a very important key here. you know, michael bloomberg sort of doing this. you have a group with ties to move on to doing that. white house during their thing. the nra sticking to plan. >> absolutely. of all the groups the only one that's r
moment of bipartisanship as lawmakers lined up to see him climb those stairs. joe manchin there of course, a senator as well, who has visited senator kirk many times in illinois. joining us dr. marc siegel, associate professor, nyu langone medical center. as we witness this event, dr. siegel, cab you tell us what that journthink would be like suffering a terrible stroke some didn't even, there was question about whether or not he would survive to this moment being able to walk up the senate stairs, what is that journey like? >> jenna, he is only 53 years old. 2/3 of strokes occur with people more of 65. this is the right side of the brain, so the wiring goes across and it affects the left side of the body. you believe 70% of the people never return to their jobs after having a stroke. what an inspiration to see him go back to work, go back to the senate, for people all over the country who have had a stroke. it is number one cause of disability in the united states. to see him return to work is really, really inspiring to stroke patients everywhere. jenna: in his journey he had three brai
for presidents ten years after leaving office. >>> west virginia democratic senator joe manchin says he will lead a new group aiming to get congress to get the country's needs ahead of politics. former utah republican for and presidential candidate john hunts man will be the co-chairman of no labels. the organization will host event next weekbe featuring other lawmakers with reputations as problem-solvers. joe biden says he can find common ground with the nra in an effort to reduce gun violence. the nra says it's not so sure. we'll talk about it with the fox all-stars when we return. this is $100,000. we asked total strangers to watch it for us. thank you so much. i appreciate it. i'll be right back. they didn't take a dime. how much in fees does your bank take to watch your money? if your bank takes more money than a stranger, you need an ally. ally bank. your money needs an ally. >>> this is a some plicated issue. there is no singular solution for how we deal with what happened in newtown or colorado or just the general gun violence that exists in america today. >> i committed to him, i had the
group forming with senator joe manchin who is a democrat from west virginia and jon huntsman who was a presidential candidate a moderate who is trying to form this group to form bipartisanship, and is that possible anymore? we want to look at gun debate through the prism of bipartisanship and is that at all possible? >> do you believe they will come to some type of agreement here, because certainly a lot of issues on the table? >> yes. i think that there are a lot of issues on the table, so, i think that there are some things that the white house is prepared to do in terms of making the background checks more effective and laws in place to fund more of the money for some of the background check, and tighten up the sort of mental health background check, and try to help states comply a little bit more, but in terms of the big things, that is, what about the magazine clips that can fire so many bullets at the, you know, one right after the other in rampant fire, and what about the assault weapons ban? i don't know. we will see a little bit more coming up, because we do expect in th
not too long ago. the question is will they go single digit? on abc this week senator joe manchin had some things to say about getting things done in both chambers. listen to this, and i'll get your reaction. >> okay. >> i've yet to have a bipartisan meeting that's been organized where republicans and democrats in the senate sit down and work through their problems. think about just in the senate we don't have that type of dialogue going on from democrats and republicans. we don't even know our colleagues over in the house. >> don't even know our colleagues over in the house. you know, the whole fiscal cliff negotiations, we saw that. speaking all throughout the lead up to that deal coming down. members of the house didn't know what was happening over in the senate, and even as the senator was saying there, senators not knowing what the leadership in the senate were doing. >> well, so to go to manu's point, too, when we're going from crisis to crisis it's important to remember that congress has created these crises, not something sprung upon them, their inability to negotiate long-term dea
like joe manchin, who not only have spent their careers vilifying the nra and believing in the nra, believing in the second amendment right of people to keep and bear arms, but understand the laws have changed and facts have changed and we better find a way to deal with it. >> and people have changed. rupert murdoch one of the greatest examples. as you indicated, he began tweeting within hours after the sandy hook school shootings and the new york editorial. we have fox news. repert m rupert murdoch has a history and knowledge of what happens with guns and assault weapons. in england in 1986, 16 school children were shot and killed. within two years, parliament had passed maybe the world's most stringent gun legislation. >> the ban. >> yes. that is still existent in london today. murdoch is intimately familiar with this. he could be a powerful voice with this. >> gun laws passed in australia after a tight legislation there, a gun culture like in america, has always been comfortable with guns. they passed some tough measures on some assault weapons. what a big difference it's made t
democrats like saturday joe manchin over gun control may not play well in red states like west virginia. >> they found this for example in the battle over healthcare where they took the people they had in 2008 and found it difficult to motivate them on behalf of the healthcare initiative. >> the president begins his second term with 47% of the country approving of his job performance in a new fox poll. 18 points lower than four years ago. the public appears frustrated about the fiscal cliff deal. when asked whether their paycheck is smaller this year because more taxes are being taken out, 60% said yes. only 25% no. >> shovel ready was nots shovel ready as we expected. >> now comes word the president's job council, business and labor leaders tasked with helping the deal with stubbornly high unemployment has not had an official meeting in the full year. white house officials note the president has had plenty of other meetings in recent month and say the electorate believes he has done a good job trying to deal with the economic crisis. >> the steps we have taken have been the right steps
new york times" today, democrat joe manchin of west virginia has faced doubts within his constituency who feel the second amendment is in jeopardy. "the times" describes the senator's attempts to reassure his constituents about the political climate in washington. he said i see no movement, no talk, no bills, no nothing. they remained skeptical. we give up our rights one piece at a time. a banker named charlie houck. he actually had a meeting and said how many of you are concerned you're going to lose your second amendment rights? all the hands went up. that shows how difficult it's going to be, even at this table, it seems to clear what needs to be done. that's not the way everybody feels. >> i'm disappointed mr. scarborough is not at this table because we had a heated one-on-one about first and second amendment about video games, comparing it to slippery slope on the second amendment. i've done a lot of research since then. i want to go back at him on that. this is a black-and-white issue again. to draw the line and say that in some way, shape or form we are going back to the founde
's recommendation and feinstein's recommendations. max baucus, joe manchin and ten others are raided at least "b" plus, if not "a." a lot of these people are "a"s. how do they hand that vote? >> dana: i don't think it will necessarily come to a vote. i do admire the administration for putting biden out there today. a week after president obama signed the executive orders. i thought that maybe that would bebe that. but then when feinstein did her bill today, i guess it's possible that her personal feelings have evolveed over time, as it happened with other politicians. also i think one person's assault weapon is another person's self-defense weapon. what she was talking about in that clip was the ability to defend herself. this is possible that public opinion, though, looks at something that joe biden says where he says, as you point out, don't let your kids play with guns. don't let crazy people have guns. yes, we all agree on that. then is there anything, though, they said today, that would make this ban a magic wand? just because you ban it, as it showed from 1994 to 2004 when the ban was in p
-headed approach." a number of senate democrats long-time gun right supporters including joe manchin and mark begich are not ready to support a new assault weapons ban. bret? >> bret: thank you. the top lawmakers in the senate struck a deal over new filibuster rules. agreement will reduce the number of times they can use the delaying tactic on less and impose some time limits. some democrats want to require senators to filibuster in person. that is not part of the deal. does having women in combat roles make good military sense? we talk it over with the fox all-stars when we come back. ♪ so, i'm working on a cistern intake valve, and the guy hands me a locknut wrench. no way! i'm like, what is this, a drainpipe slipknot? wherever your business takes you, nobody keeps you on the rd like progressive commercial auto. [ flo speaking japanese ] [ shouting in japanese ] we work wherever you work. now, that's progressive. call or click today. ♪ ♪ >>> general dempsey andry pleased to announce that we are eliminating the direct ground combat exclusion rule for women. we are moving forward with a
that senator joe manchin, a democrat from west virginia a man you know very well said to us last sunday. >> it has to be comp hencive and that's what i have tried to t l tell. harry reid the majority reader in the setting thes. the president's first major speech out of washington this term is going to be on immigration. so what i'm wondering is, whether you feel, this has been a rhetorical priority. i wonder if it's a legislative priority. >> let me say this, this has always been an uphill fight this. has never been easy. this is the hardest of the hard. now will it only be assault weapons? no, most likely. there will be a package put together, if assault weapons is left out of the package and i'm a member of judiciary number two in seniority, i've been assured by the leader that i'll be able to do it as an amendment on the floor, which is the way i did it in 1993, so that doesn't bother me. i have seen weapons spawn and grow and now in the hands of youngernd younger people over these years. i think you reach a point as i said earlier where enough is enough. do military-style assault w
. senator joe manchin, i want to open with what he said to us last sunday. >> on just gun s alone will not go anywhere. >> it has to be comprehensive. and that's what i told everybody, has to be a comprehensive approach. >> senator manchin says this has to be more than a gun ban. senator harry reid, saying i don't think this is going to pass. he doesn't want to bring up something that doesn't pass. major speech out of washington, this term, on immigrant. what i'm wondering is if you feel this has been a rhetorical priority. i wonder if it's a legislative priority. >> let me say this. this has been an uphill fight. this has never been easy. this is the hardest of the hard. now, will it only be assault weapons? no. most likely. there will be a package put together if assault weapons is left out of the package or i'm a member of the judiciary number two in seniority. i've been assured by the majority leader i will be able to do it as an amendment on the floor. i did it in 1993. that doesn't particularly bother me. what does bother me, i have seen weapons spawn and grow and in the han
's dead set against this but you also have several oil state democrats, mary landrieu comes to mind. joe manchin of west virginia, who would be dead set against any kind of cap and trade. any kind of carbon tax. anything that they think would cost them jobs and therefore cost the election. but the counter argument to that, the evidence is impossible to ignore. if we're talking about snow, we're talking about snowpocalypse. here in d.c. we're talking about superstorm sandy, the confluence of three different weather fronts that caused such destruction. bill mckibben was right. it becomes an economic issue at its fundamental core. i think the public is starting to see that and i think they're ahead of the politicians on this one. >> john: fighting climate change is good capitalism. tina you don't pew editor in chief of the contributor. joe williamss, thank you both for joining me this evening. >> thank you. >> john: now that ultra conservatives have failed, we'll see their new strategy to fail again in the exact same wayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayay d get. >> i'm an
in new york next week and john huntsman and west virginia democratic snow joe manchin. it is one thing for groups like that to talk together, robert but another thing to be in the beltway and working ninthings o. the president will not get into a discussion about the debt ceiling and it has to be taken care of and we have to pay our bills. is there anything that suggests to you consensus on any kind? >> no, it does not. you have speaker boehner saying i'm not going to negotiate one or one. what you just said is unfortunate, he doesn't want to have a discussion about the debt ceiling. this is a two-prong process, constitutionally the president is right, congress racked up these bills if you will, but the president signed them into law, both republican and democrat. both people have gone through this dance, if you will and it's a horrible dance. so what these leaders need to do is figure it out. after all, that's what we paid them to do and just as importantly, that's what they've been elected to do, figure this out. >> good to see you, thank you. >>> also making news this morning, the o
of staff for west virginia senator joe manchin and joe watkins was an aid with president george h.w. bush. i want to start with you becausas we have seen, former congresswoman gabby giffords and her husband mark kelly this week launching a super pac americans for possible solutions or responsible solutions, excuse me, other interest groups, mayors against illegal guns are led and financed by new york mayor michael bloomberg. they're raising a lot of money. one thing i want to point out is that gabby giffords' new group, the americans for responsible solutions has gotten a $1 million donation from a couple in texas and trial lawyers there who were politically active. do you think this type of money and this type of support can beat the nra at its own game? >> i don't think it's a matter of plague partisan politics or anti-nra. i think every american wants to make sure that we have schools that are safe and that our kids are protected no matter what and any cause, and i don't think it's a matter of liberal, moderate or conservative in this matter because it's about human beings and about am
territory if they can thread the needle for people like joe manchin. >> the numbers are overwhelming. you have joe manchin who's now coming together, has a bipartisan bill out we'll be talking about. he's together with senator kirk out of illinois, a republican, talking about universal background checks. again, this is something that stands anywhere from 85% to 92% approval rating. the nra is still against it. we'll see if any republicans are still against it, too. steve, i'm going to -- since mika's not here -- >> oh, god. >> my breakfast has just arrived. and i'm going to prepare, and i'm going to make it even harder for a woman to carry me from combat. and we'll be right back. when we come back, we're going to be talking to mary matalin. i'm very excited about that. she likes munchkins as well. "fortune's" leigh gallagher, "the washington post's" eugene robinson and actor victor garber. up next, mike allen with the top stories in the "politico playbook." first here's bill karins with a check on the weekend forecast. bill, i hope the forecast is as sweet as this munchkin going down. >>
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